Wilmington, DE Cost of Living

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Wilmington cost of living score
More expensive
4.1% higher
than the US average
0.6% higher
than the Delaware average
Wilmington, Delaware gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 104.1, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 4.1% higher than the U.S. average and 0.6% lower than the average for Delaware.

Wilmington, DE

Housing costs in Wilmington?
A typical home costs $273,100, which is 19.2% less expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 18.8% less expensive than the average Delaware home, at $336,200. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Wilmington costs $1,280 per month, which is 10.5% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 3.9% cheaper than the state average of $1,330.

Can I afford Wilmington?
To live comfortably in Wilmington, Delaware, a minimum annual income of $52,200 for a family, and $42,400 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Wilmington?
Wilmington, Delaware has a cost of living index rating slightly higher than that if the nation at 98 due mostly to its moderately high housing costs making up 40% -above the national average 43%. Utility costs are also above average partly owing to expensive power sources such as coal or nuclear energy providing citizens with a generally more expensive option but having access similar amenities found citywide from wherever municipality they call home. Transportation makes up 12 percent, groceries 11%, healthcare 9% contributing further towards elevated total expenses when compared with many other U.S cities .
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I'm ready to get away from this whole state, once and for all! There are no real jobs here. The cost of living is getting entirely too high, as well as the crime.  More

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Over 8 years ago

can anyone offer information on the Park Plaza, 1100 Lovering Ave,  More

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When we sold our house in the burbs and downsized to a condo in Wilmington all our friends thought we were nuts. What about the crime? Well, we've been here for a year  More

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